A spinoff of Adam F. Goldberg’s popular comedy “The Goldbergs” is in the works at ABC.
The network has given the untitled project from Sony Pictures TV a script commitment with penalty. Set in the 1990s, the comedy follows two high school teachers who become unlikely father figures to the school secretary’s three misfit kids.
Goldberg is writing the script alongside “The Goldbergs” executive producer Marc Firek, and Bryan Callen is attached to star. Doug Robinson and Seth Gordon of Happy Madison Productions will also serve as executive producers.
Callen currently has a recurring role on the ABC family comedy as the kids’ gym teacher, Rick Mellor. His previous credits include Fox’s “MadTV,” CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” and NBC’s “Kingdom.”
ABC has found reliable performers in its comedy series in recent seasons, including “The Goldbergs,” which leads a Wednesday night comedy block. The network recently handed out a full season order to the freshman series “American Housewife” and picked up three more episodes of “The Real O’Neals.”
“Imaginary Mary,” which stars Jenna Elfman and is also produced by Goldberg, is set to premiere at midseason.
“The Goldbergs” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on ABC.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.